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Eating a Serendipity sundae in NYC

Eating a Serendipity sundae in NYC

It’s hard to believe that it was only a year ago that I started this blog, but it’s true. With a rather pathetic recipe for chocolate cupcakes, Slow Like Honey was born. After 377 posts and over 1300 comments, my blog has grown into something bigger than I have ever thought. Who knew it’d be so much fun writing about things I love and taking pictures of everything I adore?! I hope you guys stick around for another year, who knows what is going to happen!

I’ve met some great people and shared tips with Robin, Kristin, Steph, Nicole, and the lovely Joy. Every time I see posts from Helene, Bea, Heidi, and Elise, I get inspired to try new techniques, and new ideas start forming in m brain. I’ve also learned that there is no need to be scared of the kitchen, a sentiment a lot of younger people share. “Get in there, play around and don’t be afraid to get messy” is my motto. 

In honor of my blog’s birthday, instead of debuting another recipe, I wanted to do a little roundup of my old favorite recipes, and also share a fun little list I saw on Elastic Waist. It’s kind of nice to take a slight breather from baking nonstop, which is what I’ve been doing all week!

Some of my favorite recipes include the following:

- Carrot Cake: this is one of my most requested items. My mom has started to take orders for this cake! Seriously!

Carrot Cake

- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake: this is the most popular recipe on this website. Even now, my friend’s crave this cake.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

- Macaroni & Cheese: I think that this takes the regular Mac & Cheese to the next level. It might even beat the blue box :)

- Perfect Party Cake: as far as aesthetics go, this was one of the prettiest cakes I’ve made. Not to mention, it was super sweet with a crunchy coconut bite. And the frosting was addicting!

Perfect Party Cake

- One Bowl White Chocolate Pecan Cookies: Jill O’Connor became my hero when she wrote this recipe. Don’t even make these if you are a fellow cookie monster like me.

One Bowl White Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Now on to the lists of five a la Elastic Waist

Five People (Dead or Alive) I Would Invite to My Ideal Dinner Party (Catered) 

  1. Jackie Onasis
  2. Martha Stewart
  3. Audrey Hepburn
  4. Johnny Depp (can he be dessert?!)
  5. J.K. Rowling

Five Things I Am Afraid Of

  1. Flying
  2. Dying in a plane crash
  3. Sarah Palin
  4. Running out of money
  5. Hair in the bathroom 

Five Books That Make Me Happy

  1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  2. Dry by Augusten Burroughs
  3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  4. Sticky Chewy Messy Gooey by Jill O’Connor 
  5. Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

Five Impressions I Have Attempted 

  1. Britney Spears
  2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  3. Paula Deen
  4. Fat Bastard from Austin Powers
  5. The ultimate stressed out PR girl

Five Things I Have Done at Work (Instead of Working)

  1. Edited pictures for my blog.
  2. Wrote posts for my blog.
  3. Browsed through my cookbooks.
  4. Applied for other jobs.
  5. Gone golfing with a co-worker :)

Five of My Favorite Adjectives (Not Alphabetical)

  1. crotchety
  2. poopy
  3. fan-freaking-tastic
  4. luxurious
  5. teeny

Five Awfulnesses I Would Eradicate Immediately, If Given the Opportunity and a Little Red Button

  1. World hunger.
  2. Cancer, in all its forms.
  3. Any size of clothing below 4′s.
  4. Republicans.
  5. Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt

Five Blogs I’m Addicted to

  1. Bitchin Camero
  2. Nothing But Bonfires
  3. The Wednesday Chef
  4. Batter-Splattered
  5. Souvlaki for the Soul

Five Things I Wish I Had But Do Not

  1. A personal driver.
  2. More self confidence.
  3. The ability to make eye contact in conversations.
  4. Oprah’s bank account.
  5. The power to turn off my inner critical voice that is hell bent on critiquing everything I do.

Five Ways to Win My Eternal Affection, Eternally

  1. Offer to have a “Bake Day” and show me new techniques.
  2. Buy me cups of coffee when I start to rub my eyebrows like a maniac.
  3. Force ice cream down my throat when I start to get weepy or bitchy.
  4. Talk about a recent episode of Jon Stewart of Stephen Colbert.
  5. Whisk me away to a far-off destination with appropriate sleeping pills for the plane ride. 

Five Fails That I Enjoy Anyway

  1. Waking up with a perky attitude
  2. Folding my laundry
  3. Maintaining eye contact with cute boys :)
  4. Returning phone calls.
  5. Keeping a clean kitchen.

My Five Favorite Expressions

  1. You know what I mean?
  2. Yup.
  3. Nice!
  4. Abso-fucking-lutely.
  5. Wine & dine.

Five Things I Will Be When I Grow Up

  1. Nancy Drew (book version, not movie).
  2. Martha Stewart
  3. Sleeping Beauty
  4. Carmen Sandiego
  5. Ice cream taste tester

Five Things On My Life-Long To-Do List

  1. Learn how to fly my own plane
  2. Master the art of all things yeast.
  3. Run a marathon.
  4. Learn to be satisfied with what I have, not what I want. 
  5. Take a year off and travel the world.

Since it’s my blog-day, I order you all to take a break, eat a yummy cookie, and enjoy your day. Now get to it!

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October 30, 2008 - 8:02 am

Dana - CONGRATS! Here’s to many more fabulous blog posts :). (Also, Jackie O…what grace… I was recently at the White House and saw a portrait of her in one of the libraries and was transfixed…she was so stylish…)

October 30, 2008 - 10:11 am

ovenhaven - Happy blogiversary! :)

I don’t even eat cheese, but that mac n cheese got me wishing I did :P And it helps that it’s in that lovely bright turquoise bowl.

October 30, 2008 - 5:23 pm

Sally - Congrats on your one-year anniversary! I’ve recently moved to Sacramento and literally stumbled upon your blog by lucky coincidence a few weeks ago, and since then it has quickly become my favorite day’s-end treat to open up my laptop and see what new and inspiring post you have up for us!

Here’s to many more blog posts!

October 30, 2008 - 5:39 pm

Kristin at The Kitchen Sink - Happy Blog Day! I can’t wait to see the deliciousness, style and gorgeous photos that are sure to unfold in this spot during the year to come.

October 30, 2008 - 8:17 pm

Tartelette - Happy Blog Anniversary! Cheers to many more wonderful adventures in the kitchen!

October 31, 2008 - 12:22 pm

kristina - i love your posts. i look forward to reading new ones during the week. you take such beautiful pictures and you sure have the eye for fashion. love ya!

November 1, 2008 - 5:08 pm

molly - Cool, thanks! :-) Happy blog anniversary and many more to come. Molly

November 2, 2008 - 2:27 pm

joythebaker - Happy Blog Birthday! What a terribly lovely post! I adore you blog friend! You’re pretty much a rock star. Fact. Now.. I’m off to Target where I will no doubt spend too much money… How does that always happen?

November 3, 2008 - 6:54 am

steph (whisk/spoon) - happy belated blog birthday! you have written a lot of great looking posts in the past couple weeks…i’m gonna have to take a liitle time now that i’m semi-settled and go thru them! (you know, i have never been to serendipity? almost embarrassing…)

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